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Black unemployment in South Africa

Are 20 million black South Africans now unemployed, compared to 1.6 million in 1994, as claimed by this graphic? 

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Nigeria' doctor to patient ratio

While discussing healthcare innovations, Lanre Tejuoso, the former chairperson of a Nigerian senate committee on health, sought to quantify the country’s shortage of doctors. But does Nigeria have only 1 doctor for every 40,000 patients?

WHO recommended doctor-patient ratio?

Lanre Tejuoso, the former chairperson of a Nigerian senate committee on health, also made the claim that the World Health Organization's 'minimum recommended ratio' is 1 doctor for between 400 and 600 patients. Is this accurate?

Malawi's cancer burden

Is cancer the leading cause of death in Malawi, at around 35%? A South African news website - the Independent Online - recently made this startling claim about the extent of cancer in Malawi, while reporting on inexpensive cancer screening methods.

Cervical cancer in Malawi

The Independent Online also claimed that cervical cancer accounts for 10% of all cancer deaths in Malawi. Is this correct?

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